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Spring 2012-2013
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History of European Fascism

Anson G. Rabinbach

This seminar will survey interwar fascist movements and regimes with a special emphasis on Nazi Germany. Topics will include the genesis of fascism as a response to political and cultural crisis, the role of ideology and culture, and Nazi society in peace and war. The seminar will focus on past and present historical perspectives.

Sample reading list:
Stackelberg, Nazi Germany Sourcebook
Speer, Albert, Inside the Third Reich
Klemperer, Victor, I Will Bear Witness 1933-41
Rentschler, Eric, Ministry of Illusion
Gregor, Nazism
Arendt, Hannah, Eichmann in Jerusalem
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
A take-home mid-term (5 pages) and a final paper (10-15 pages). 150-200 pages of reading each week from original and secondary sources.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42998 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   McCormick Hall   274   Enrolled:13 Limit:10 Closed